|Powerful, melodic Prog from the Netherlands.
Format: CD / Cat No: 201407 / Released: 30/06/2014
Track Listing: 1. On The Road (12:34) / 2. Dream With Eyes Wide Open (10:22): I. The Door / II. The Old Road - III. Upside Down / 3. Lead Me Home (3:52) / 4. Hand In Hand (6:32) / 5. We Are Strangers Here (4:46) / 6. The Last Road (15:46)
More information: 'On The Road' consists of six tracks varying in length from three to fifteen minutes. It is loosely a concept about the different roads people take in life. Main influences on this album include Neal Morse, Frost*, Transatlantic and Camel. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Gerben Klazinga (Knight Area). Vocals were recorded by Collin Leijenaar (Affector, ex-Neal Morse Band).
Rindert Lammers (composer and keyboard player) started composing, and recording demo versions of these songs in 2010 – at the age of just 16. In 2011 he advertised for like-minded musicians to join him in his project. This led to the line-up of Roy Post (drums), Harry den Hartog (bass - ex-PBII), Jordi Repkes (guitars & vocals), Jos Heijmans (keyboards & vocals), with Rindert Lammers on keyboards. At the end of 2011 the project was given a name - Minor Giant and the project became a band!
After the album recording was finished, Harry den Hartog left, and was replaced by Rik van Dommelen.
The band has played a number of successful festival gigs in The Netherlands, including Progmotion Festival and Northern Prog Festival, and a headline gig at Parktheater in Alphen aan den Rijn in April 2013.
This release is for lovers of powerful, melodic Prog, and comes highly recommended!